Customs intercepts two aircraft at Apapa Port
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday displayed two aircraft intercepted at Apapa Port for flouting the import and export procedures. Also seized by the command were 40 containers loaded with Tramadol and other pharmaceutical products worth about N7.3 billion and allegedly imported from India. Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, while displaying the seized items in…
Bribes, beatings and gridlock at ports choke Nigeria economy
The lines of aging blue, red and yellow trucks begin almost 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the gates of Nigeria’s main port of Apapa. Valentine, a 34-year-old driver, has been queuing outside the Lagos site for two weeks. He’s had to deal with policemen demanding bribes and fend off hoodlums known as area boys. “This…
Apapa Port records N57 billion from export in seven months
The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has declared that a total of 343,471 metric tonnes (MT) of agricultural produce, mineral resources, and other exportable products with Free on Board (FOB) valued at N57billion were exported out of Nigeria through the Apapa Port between January and July 2018. Similarly, the…
Apapa gridlock: How poor state capacity stifles competitiveness
In the last few months, or years depending on who you ask, Lagosians have been complaining about the menace of trucks parked on the roads.
Seaport operations flounder in Apapa traffic
As struggle to sanitise the ports continues, leaving activities of importation and exportation of goods in the doldrums. The terminal operators are counting their losses...
32 ships with petroleum products, food items to arrive Lagos ports
Thirty-two ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive at Apapa Port and Tin Can Island Port in Lagos from March 5 to March 24.
Close Apapa port and rebuild the road
Wailing, lamentation, wailing, lamentation, wailing, lamentation for Apapa. Indeed, the famous Apapa port provokes a national wailing and lamentation.